BLADE RUNNER (R, 117 mins, Warner Bros., Jun 25, 1982)
“The studio insisted that we put the narration back in so people could figure out what was going on. I didn’t think that was especially important ‘cause I never figured out what was going on in all the time I was making it.” – Harrison Ford, introducing Blade Runner at an AFI event in 2013.
A Box Office disappointment and a film that confounded critics and audiences alike at the time, Blade Runner has gained respect and grown in stature for it’s stunning visuals and storytelling complexity. The movie comes in at #97 on AFI’s 10th Anniversary 100 Years, 100 Movies list, It was chosen for preservation and placed on the Untied States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1993.
Blade Runner sequel in the news: Ridley Scott comments on the script and Harrison Ford’s involvement.
Director: Ridley Scott, Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, Philip K. Dick (novel) Producer: Erich Pommer, Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth, Production Designer: Lawrence G. Paull, Composer: Vangellis Editors: Marsha Nakashima, Terry Rawlings
CAST: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah
Watched on DVD, The Director’s Cut
*Every Monday I watch a classic or historically significant movie that falls into one of these categories: 1) Have never seen it, or 2) Have never seen it uncut, or 3) Have only seen it once, or 4) Haven’t seen it in a very long time.
Some information from: IMDb Pro, BoxOfficeMojo